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Protect Horses, Not Rodeos
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In Defense of Animals needs your help to ban horse tripping in Oregon, without unnecessarily preserving rodeo in state law.
Horse tripping is a cruel form of "entertainment" which involves roping horses by their legs to trip them and violently pull them to the ground. Horses often sustain multiple serious injuries, including broken legs and necks and spinal damage.
Oregon State Senate Bill 835 would ban horse tripping, but unfortunately also includes language which would strip local communities of the right to limit or ban rodeos if they choose. IDA is urging legislators to remove the portion of the bill which values rodeos over the rights of your community. The previous version of this bill simply protected horses, which should be the real purpose of this law, not protecting a private industry.
A public hearing and work session will be held in the State Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Monday, April 8 at 3 p.m. Eleven states have already banned horse tripping and it's time for Oregon legislators to act to provide greater protection for these innocent animals.
Send an email to the committee members considering this bill, urging them to remove the language protecting rodeos while still banning horse tripping.
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